Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Caen-France by Tour Guide Valérie C. (Guide #3649)


Deborah Amos

Australia
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Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel Walking Tour, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

Was great to have Valerie help us manage the access to Mont Saint Michel. Valerie had expert knowledge and was a great presenter. Made our morning very informative and enjoyable. Thank you to Valerie for helping us book our restaurant for lunch. Lovely place to stop after climbing up and down stairs for a couple of hours.

Diane Calder

United States
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Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel + Cancale + St Malo, from Saint Brice en Cogles, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: Sep 9/19

Valerie is a delight, a charming and knowledgeable guide who made our visit to Mont St. Michelle, Cancale and St. Malo a wonderful and memorable experience. She is a real star. Steve and Diane C.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many many thanks, Diane, for your nice and detailed review. Having you on this tour was a real pleasure, your kindness, curiosity and positive energy were enchanting! Warm regards. Val

Dennis Cunningham

United States
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Tour: #289061, Mont Saint Michel Private Day Tour, from Rennes, Rennes, France    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

Everything about our experience with the tour was outstanding from the booking until the return to our hotel. If we could give our guide more stars we would. Val was more like an old friend than a guide. On the drive to Mont St.Michel we discussed food, books history and even what we were going to see when we reached out destination. We would certainly book another tour with Val,if possible, the next time we are in this part of France.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many many thanks, Dennis and Liliann, for your outstanding review. It was a great pleasure for me too ! I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations and your kindness Take good care of yourselves ! Val

Gary Kearns

United Kingdom
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Tour: #291309, MultiDayNormandy DDay + Mont Saint Michel, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 3/19

Valerie absolutely made our trip a truly memorable experience. Her knowledge of the areas is impeccable and gave so much depth to our tours that we wouldn't have had without her guidance. No self-paced tour can even compare. She provided background and perspective that only a well trained guide could. Valerie is super nice and easy to converse. We had a delightful time with her. Our group had to move slow due to some health issues and Valerie took her time and our pace. Highly recommend using her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary, Thank you so much for this fantastic review ! It was a real pleasure to be your guide on this tour. Relaxed and fun conversations, you made my day ! No worries for the visor, I have lots of them at home ! Thanks anyway Val

David Almaguer

United States
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Tour: #104399, D-Day beaches Private Tour, from Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 18/19

Valerie was a wonderful guide. She kept us going and was more than helpful in getting to all the places we wanted to see. Her knowledge of the area was great and included a great variety of local information. The tour was the best we could have hoped for.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Dear Jill, Thank you so much for your very kind review and message. Your kindness and curiosity also made my day ! I am so glad you enjoyed this day in Normandy, and I hope you’ll keep the best memories of our country. Cheers Val

Peter Gaal

United States
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Tour: #104399, D-Day beaches Private Tour, from Honfleur, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 6/19

She is a very knowledgeable person, well prepared. Also very flexible, she picked us up in Honfleour at 6 AM and drove to the American Cemetery 150 km away to attend the 75th D-Day Anniversary. All and all she did her best to navigate in the madhouse , and get us accomplish our goals. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter, Thanks a lot for your great review. It was such a special day, I am glad we lived it together ! Take good care of yourself, Val

Oliver Sanders

United States
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Tour: #66179, Walking private city tour in Saint Malo, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

This was a private city tour which included visiting places related to the novel All The Light We Cannot See. Valerie met us at our hotel, from where we walked together to the old city (intra-muros). She explained the history, and also how much had to be rebuilt after the war. We visited 4 Rue Vauborel and other locations, walked the ramparts and then visited some streets where 17th century houses still exist. The tour was very interesting and in the case of the book locations, very evocative .

Carolyn Koppein

Asheville, NC, United States
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Tour: #288665, Walking Tour "All the Lights We Cannot See", Saint-Malo, France    view tour
Date: May 10/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Carolyn ! Take care. Val

Wayne Rhodes

United States
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Tour: #104399, D-Day beaches Private Tour, from Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Mar 11/19

Valerie was everything an excellent tour guide should be: knowledgeable, flexible, and personable. She took us to some outstanding restaurants, and went out of her way to find us some authentic French donuts. We recommend her highly.

Wayne Rhodes

United States
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Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel Private Day Tour, from Beauvoir, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: Mar 10/19

Valerie was everything an excellent tour guide should be: knowledgeable, flexible, and personable. She took us to some outstanding restaurants, and went out of her way to find us some authentic French donuts. We recommend her highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many, many thanks, Wendy and Wayne, and thanks for the funny moments we spent together. Let's keep in touch via FB and Travelogue !!!

Janet Campbell

United States
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Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel Private Walking Tour, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: Nov 22/18

We loved Mont St Michel! Valerie was a wonderful guide, warm and friendly with extensive knowledge of the site. She taught us a great deal and made our visit just perfect. This tour was a highlight of our stay in France. Highly recommend Valerie!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Janet, for this kind review. I also really enjoyed your enthousiasm and our friendly relationship. Have a great time with your daughter !

Charles Kurz II

Bryn Mawr, PA, United States
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Tour: #289061, Mont Saint Michel Private Day Tour, from Rennes, Rennes, France    view tour
Date: Oct 15/18

Valerie was an excellent guide and most accommodating, taking photographs of us at various sites on our full day tour of Mont Saint Michel, St Malo, and the special excursion to the Brittany American Cemetery in Saint James. It was helpful to have Valerie meet us at our hotel in Rennes. The tour was made more enjoyable by perfect autumn weather.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles and Nicky, Thanks a lot for this very kind review ! I wish you an excellent time in Great Britain and I am looking forward to seeing our pictures. I will certainly use them for my Tours by Locals profile.... Warm regards, Val

Carla Stearns

United States
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Tour: #104399, Rouen and caen from deauville, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 28/18

Did lovely walking tour of two fascinating cities, Rouen and Caen. I wanted to see them both, and it is a bit of a drive between them. But Valerie is a great guide. Patient, knowledgeable and speaks decent English. Good with older children.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many Thanks, Carla, for your kind review. Say hello to the children and congratulations for the great cultural background you're giving them. You're an amazing mother !

Carla Stearns

United States
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Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel Private Half Day, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: Jun 26/18

Very nice, knowledgeable, patient tour guide. Good English. Good with older children.

Brooke Harwood

Chestertown, MARYLAND, United States
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Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel Private Day Tour, from Saint Malo, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: Jun 14/18

We are fortunate to have found Val Coupel and "Tours by Locals". Once Val's availability was confirmed we worked with her directly to personalize a tour of Mont St. Michel, the Brittney coast and St. Malo in our limited available time. We were delighted with Val's communication both before and during the tour. Throughout the day we benefited from Val's intimate knowledge of Brittney, her experience as a guide and her ability to explain the area's history as can only happen with a true professional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Brooke ! This tour was a delight for me too, you were so interested and eager to know my region. Take good care and I hope to see you again !

Eileen Beckley

United States
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Tour: #104399, Utah Beach sector, from Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jun 5/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Thomas Connell

United States
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Tour: #291309, MultiDayNormandy DDay + Mont Saint Michel, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 28/18

Valerie was an outstanding guide. She explained everything in detail and provided us with sufficient time to to read the descriptions of what we were seeing and to take pictures.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, Thanks a lot for your kind review. I wish the best for both of you ! Take care. Val

Cherie Schuch

United States
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Tour: #104399, D-Day beaches Private Tour, from Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: May 7/18

Valerie was prompt and very knowledgeable about the area and the history. She had a very pleasant personality which made our day enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Cherie ! Enjoy your Stay ! Val

Jacqueline Tetreault

United States
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Tour: #104399, D-Day beaches Private Tour, from Vienne en Bessin, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Apr 24/18

We had a wonderful day with Valerie. She was knowledgeable and fun but also gave us space and time to "take in" in experience. She brought us to a wonderful local fish restaurant for lunch which was so amazing. The tour went longer than it was suppose to but she didn't seem to mind. It was the highlight of our trip to normandie. Would highly recommend Valerie.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jackie, Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a real pleasure to welcome your family and show you around. Take good care and say hello to every body ! Val

Rick Rosen

Newport Beach, CA, United States
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Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel and Dinan Private Day Tour, from Saint Malo, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Sep 9/17

We visited Mont St Michel and the city of Dinan on a full-day tour while I ship was in St. Malo. Valerie was outstanding - got us past the crowds at Mont St Michel and was a wealth of knowledge. I would highly recommend Valerie to anyone visiting the area.

Rick Rosen

Newport Beach, CA, United States
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Tour: #66179, Half-Day city private tour in Saint Malo, Saint-Malo, France    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

We had a great wallking tour of St Malo with Valerie. She was friendly, well-spoken and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for Your kind review, Rick ! Take good care of yourself and your family. Val

Coy Stout

United States
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Tour: #288665, Walking Tour "All the Lights We Cannot See", Saint-Malo, France    view tour
Date: Aug 29/17

We so much enjoyed our walk with Valerie, learning about St. Malo and the real-life places that inspired the book.

Joseph Peters

United States
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Tour: #66179, Walking private city tour in Saint Malo and Cancale, Saint-Malo, France    view tour
Date: Aug 22/17

Wonderful tour. She was able to create just the experience that we were looking for. We learned a lot and actually felt like old friends by the end of our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Joseph for your kind review ! We are getting ready for our big day, next saturday. The sun should be with us, so that's fine ! Cheers, Val

Franz Welt

Austria
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Tour: #66179, Walking private city tour in Saint Malo and Dinan, Saint-Malo, France    view tour
Date: Aug 7/17

Nice guide with fundamental knowledge of history and architecture. No questions left unanswered. Thank you, Valerie.

Franz Welt

Austria
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Tour: #104399, D-Day beaches Private Tour, from Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Aug 2/17

Nice guide with fundamental knowledge. A day we will remember. Thank you, Valerie.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Franz, Thank you very much for your kind review. Say hello to your lovely family !

Virginia McGirr

United States
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Tour: #66179, Half-Day city private tour in Saint Malo, Saint-Malo, France    view tour
Date: Jul 29/17

Valerie was our guide last summer. We can compare her to many European guides over the years and she was one of the best. Her knowledge of Saint Malo and its history was fascinating. Plus she was charming and very accommodating of our physical shortcomings. It was a wonderful half day tour. I wish we could have taken her with us for the rest of our trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a review ! Thank you so much Virginia, I was so glad to share my passion for my region with you. Yours faithfully Val

James Leonard

Marathon, FL, United States
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Tour: #289058, D-Day beaches Private Tour, from Caen, Caen, Normandy, France    view tour
Date: Jul 24/17

Valerie was wonderful and knew her history. Best guide I have ever used from this service and I have used guides all over the world. Book her, you will not be disappointed

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, Thank you so much for this extraordinary review ! I enjoyed touring with your friendly and flexible party too, and you have proved to be an excellent ambassador of the Normandy Beaches ! Take care ! Val

Kimberly Marin

NEW YORK, NY, United States
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Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel Private Day Tour, from Valognes, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: Jul 2/17

We were absolutely thrilled with Valerie. We toured Mont Saint Michel with her twice! She was respectful, friendly, accommodating, helpful and professional. Plus she has a lovely demeanor and sense of humor. As a guide she was very knowledgeable and could answer all the questions put forth by our group. I highly recommend her services and would hire her again in a heartbeat should our travels ever take us back to Normandie!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Kimberly, for your lovely review ! Your group was extraordinary and you did a remarkable job setting everything up ! Take care !

Robert Guelich

United States
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Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel Private Day Tour, from Saint Malo, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: Jun 28/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Kimberly Marin

NEW YORK, NY, United States
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Tour: #66180, Mont Saint Michel Private Day Tour, from Valognes, St-Malo, Brittany, France    view tour
Date: Jun 25/17

We were absolutely thrilled with Valerie. We toured Mont Saint Michel with her twice! She was respectful, friendly, accommodating, helpful and professional. Plus she has a lovely demeanor and sense of humor. As a guide she was very knowledgeable and could answer all the questions put forth by our group. I highly recommend her services and would hire her again in a heartbeat should our travels ever take us back to Normandie!